Lithuania get their first 3x3 Women's Series win in Prague
30 Jul 2022
PRAGUE (Czech Republic) - Lithuania claimed their first-ever 3x3 Women's Series Stop win in Prague on July 29-30.
Lithuania defeated 3x3 Europe Cup 2021 winners Spain 14-13 in Prague to win their first-ever Women's Series Stop. With less than 10 seconds to go and with the game tied at 13, Gabriele Sulske cut to the basket and scored the winning lay-up for the Lithuanians.
Monika Grigalauskyte was named MVP of the competition after leading all players in player value. She scored 12 points in Lithuania's win over China in the semi-finals, the team who prevented them from winning the bronze medal at the Crelan FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022 just one month ago.
Two Women's Series newcomers had a stunning debut in the Czech capital. Portugal finished 4th and the new private team Dusseldorf ZOOS were 5th and provided a ton of highlights.
1. Lithuania 2. Spain 3. China 4. Portugal 5. Dusseldorf ZOOS (GER) 6. Czech Republic 7. Switzerland 8. Turkey 9. Italy 10. Austria 11. Poland 12. Ulaanbaatar Amazons (MGL)
The seventh stop of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 will take place in Sukhbaatar on August 5-6
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.